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Indiana University
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Friday, June 19, 2015

New Study on Working Moms

From CNN:

Daughters of working mothers grow up to be more successful in the workplace than their peers. They earn more and are more likely to be bosses, according to new findings from a Harvard Business School study.

While daughters see the biggest tangible financial gains, sons of working moms are more likely to grow up contributing to the childcare and household chores.

All over the world, children of working mothers are less likely to stick to traditional roles of male breadwinners and female homemakers.

According to new research by Harvard professor Kathleen McGinn, children under 14 who were exposed to mothers who worked -- either part-time or full-time -- for at least a year grow up to hold more egalitarian gender views as adults.

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Very interesting findings there, though I guess not surprising! Glad to see there are benefits to kids raised in homes where the mothers work. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Jordan | Jun 19, 2015 11:04:38 AM

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